A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
An optimist sees the glass as half full;
A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.
Tiff, no my dog didnt need surgery.
I am a bit of a tough nut though and tend not to do vet visits unless it's a major. We stopped in and they pulled a stitch out that was showing through a hole and then I just kept an eye on it. She was essentially fine otherwise so I wasnt too worried about it.
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I hate going to the doctor myself and will always wait until I'm on my death bed until i finally do..but when it comes to my fur-babies, i''m such a worry wart. I'm on the phone to the vet all the bloody time asking for advice.
I only go to the vet if I need to...or if it's something I havent dealt with before.
Sometimes it's common sense ya know. I have a friend who sees the vet for absolutely everything "Oh my dog vomited up some grass" - go to the vet for a consult kind of thing LOL
If the vet who did the surgery was nearby, I would take her back. Only because they often do follow ups for free and things like happened are often included (with my vet anyway). I do agree however that it is really not anyone's fault, but just something that can happen and does happen quite often.
I would also wait like the vet suggested.....good luck
Pets are forever
antibiotics won't stop the weeping. They only stop the infection - which is very important. But so is making sure that any internal bleeding is stopped. This might happen on its own. My dog was almost completely healed 2 weeks after her surgery, no weeping, just a few stitches that came out a week later when I took her to my vet for followup vax and checkup.
I'd be worried that the first vet butchered the job and has cut something they shouldn't have, which is still bleeding - or that for some reason - the stitches used inside did not do their job and that all needs redoing with thread that is hypoallegenic and sterile.
I would ask your vet their opinion about compensation. If they're willing to support you and think the other vet should cough up, then write the first vet a letter stating your case and asking for what you want. And if they don't respond, follow up to the Australian Veterinary Association.
It could be just bad luck. But if your puppy is allergic to the stitches - its possible that other puppies from that breeder will be also and she should know and also her vet - to not use that thread in the future.
The surgeon in my family would have blamed the first vet though. For being careless about letting infection in and not sealing up the wounds properly. Though sometimes it's the patient who does this, ie by taking off the wound dressing too early (cos it itches like hell).
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